Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Section 79 by Lance Wallach, expert witness.

For businesses with 10 or fewer employees, the law prohibits full medical underwriting of the policies that are issued ("group" underwriting is required, which is much more risky for an insurance company).

Beginning this article, I wanted to reiterate my comments on implementing plans with fewer than 10 employees.

Amazingly, one of the insurance companies offering this plan seemly doesn't have the ability to issue non-medical underwriting policies. This is laughable and pathetic all at the same time, and a plan you'll want to stay far away from.

As I briefly alluded to in my previous article, one of the reasons I really do not like Section 79 plans is that they basically force employers and those helping them set up Section 79 plans to lie to the employees when implementing the plan.

Non-discrimination

Section 79 plans are employee benefits plans. As such, employers are not supposed to discriminate in favor of key employees or business owners.

As you know, Section 79 plans are implemented so business owners can take a business deduction for the purchase of an individually owned life insurance policy that the owner can borrow from tax free in retirement.

It sounds great until you break down the math and understand that a client would be better off paying taxes on his/her money, taking it home, and funding a good cash value life policy rather than the low cash accumulation Section 79 Plan policy.

Notwithstanding the math behind Section 79 plans, let's talk about the benefits for employees. The employee owner is going to buy a "permanent" policy that will carry cash and can be borrowed from tax free in retirement.

That same policy must be offered to all employees. If that actually happened in a full-disclosure manner, virtually all the employees would opt for the same permanent policy; and if that happened, the finances of the plan would really go out the window because of the tremendous costs for the employees.

How do you "work around" this issue?

The work around of this issue is a bit clever and deceptive. The employees will be scared into voluntarily opting for $50,000 of term insurance instead of the full-benefit policy (term or permanent).

Why would an employee opt for $50,000 in term instead of a policy with several hundred thousands of dollars or even millions of dollars in death benefits? Because employees who are provided death benefits by an employer in excess of $50,000 are taxed on the additional benefit on an annual basis (and it increases every year).
beginning this article, I wanted to reiterate my comments on implementing plans with fewer than 10 employees

Group underwriting for businesses of 10 employees or less

For businesses with 10 or fewer employees, the law prohibits full medical underwriting of the policies that are issued ("group" underwriting is required, which is much more risky for an insurance company). Amazingly, one of the insurance companies offering this plan seemly doesn't have the ability to issue non-medical underwriting policies. This is laughable and pathetic all at the same time, and a plan you'll want to stay far away from.

As I briefly alluded to in my previous article, one of the reasons I really do not like Section 79 plans is that they basically force employers and those helping them set up Section 79 plans to lie to the employees when implementing the plan.

Non-discrimination

Section 79 plans are employee benefits plans. As such, employers are not supposed to discriminate in favor of key employees or business owners.

As you know, Section 79 plans are implemented so business owners can take a business deduction for the purchase of an individually owned life insurance policy that the owner can borrow from tax free in retirement.

It sounds great until you break down the math and understand that a client would be better off paying taxes on his/her money, taking it home, and funding a good cash value life policy rather than the low cash accumulation Section 79 Plan policy.

Notwithstanding the math behind Section 79 plans, let's talk about the benefits for employees. The employee owner is going to buy a "permanent" policy that will carry cash and can be borrowed from tax free in retirement.

That same policy must be offered to all employees. If that actually happened in a full-disclosure manner, virtually all the employees would opt for the same permanent policy; and if that happened, the finances of the plan would really go out the window because of the tremendous costs for the employees.

How do you "work around" this issue?

The work around of this issue is a bit clever and deceptive. The employees will be scared into voluntarily opting for $50,000 of term insurance instead of the full-benefit policy (term or permanent).

Why would an employee opt for $50,000 in term instead of a policy with several hundred thousands of dollars or even millions of dollars in death benefits? Because employees who are provided death benefits by an employer in excess of $50,000 are taxed on the additional benefit on an annual basis (and it increases every year).
Roccy is a good man and the author of the above article. I did not copy the entire article. I only copied the first page. Roccy D is a very smart man who is aware of the problems with abusive tax shelters including 412i 419 and the new abusive section 79 plans. It seems that over the years he and I have attacked abusive 419 and 412i plans, while everyone else was selling them. Now he and I are warning about section 79 scams.

As an expert witness Lance Wallach's side has never lost a case. People need to be careful of 419 Welfare Benefit Plans, 412i plans, Section 79 plans and Captive Insurance Plans. Most of these plans are sold by insurance agents. If you are in an abusive, listed or similar transaction plan you need to file under IRS 6707a. The participant files form 8886, and the salesmen or accountant who signs the tax returns files form 8918 if they got paid over $10,000. They are called Material Advisors and face a minimum $100,000 fine. Some plans are offshore which could involve FBAR or OVDI filings. If you have money overseas you probably need to file for IRS tax amnesty. If you want to reduce the tax we suggest that you first file and then opt out. For more information Google Lance Wallach.

The information provided herein is not intended as legal, accounting, financial or any type of advice for any specific individual or other entity. You should contact an appropriate professional for any such advice.

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  15. Five-year-old change in tax has left some small businesses and certain benefit plans
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    Financial advisors who have sold certain types of retirement and other benefit plans to small
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    For years, advisors and insurance brokers have sold the 412(i) plan, a type of defined-benefit
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    Currently, the IRS has instituted a moratorium on collecting these fines until the end of the year
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  19. Bad Financial Planner

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    3) The only thing worse than having a BD restrict what an advisor can offer his/her clients is to not disclose this fact to the clients themselves. Lack of disclosure is a significant problem in the industry today. If you could purchase a product that had a 7% guaranteed rate of return on an accumulation value coupled with a guaranteed income for life, don’t you think a financial planner should disclose the fact that he/she is forbidden by his/her BD from offering it to all current and future clients? I think it should be disclosed and any advisor who doesn’t disclose his/her limitations is someone we would consider a bad advisor.

    4) Most financial planners don’t know many of the concepts/products they need to know in order to give comprehensive advice. Just ask your current planner (or someone you are interviewing) if they know the following topics: correct corporate structure, Captive Insurance Companies, FLPs, “Freeze” Partnerships, Retirement Life (a tax free wealth building tool), Roth IRA and 401(k) Plans, Section 79 Plans, Equity Harvesting, 401(k) Plans, New Comparability Profit Sharing Plans, Defined Benefit Plans, 412(e)3 Defined Benefit Plans (and carve out plans), 401(h) Plans, Cash Balance Plans, ESOPs, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities, Family Foundations, Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts, Long-Term Care Insurance, HSAs, Corporate Structure, Single Premium Life Insurance (with LTC rider), Roth IRA Conversions, etc.

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    I have an entire chapter in my Bad Advisors book about what makes a bad insurance agent. The list is somewhat similar to what makes a bad financial planner.

    1) Many agents are somewhat or are very restricted in the products they offer.

    There are what we call “contractually captive” agents like State Farm agents who can only sell State Farm products. That means that if such an agent tries to sell you an annuity or life insurance policy, it is a State Farm product (and these are not products we would recommend if we had the ability to). Additionally, companies like State Farm don’t even offer products like the ones we talk about on this web-site (Retirement Life™ and the guaranteed return/income for life products).

    There are what we call “mentally captive” agents who even though they are “independent” they act like the are captive because they sell the same life and annuity products over and over to their clients even if objectively speaking there are better products to fulfill the client’s needs. There are many reasons that mentally captive agents act the way they do and you can learn about them by reading the book Bad Advisors.

    2) Like financial planners, lack of disclosure is also a problem with insurance agents. Most do not disclose the restrictions they have when it comes to offering certain products.

    3) Like financial planners, most insurance agents don’t know the needed topics to provide “comprehensive” advice to their clients (see 3) above for a partial list that insurance agents should be familiar with).

    Summary

    Unfortunately, the majority of advisors in the insurance and financial services fields are what I define as bad advisors.

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